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  • 25-06-2018, 14:57
    mygasser
    Quote Originally Posted by WB54 View Post
    a little hole drilled in the thermostat helps it to bleed itself.
    Just done that with the 'stat in ashley's zephyr. They used to do 'stats with a 'jiggle pin' for that purpose, must be too expensive to make these days. Neil.
  • 25-06-2018, 14:03
    WB54
    Quote Originally Posted by JackGriffin View Post
    Has the truck got a heater? If so, have you run it with the heater on to get fluid all through the system? I just had problems with a car where it had lost all water and despite refilling it, it kept overheating until I ran it with the heater on and got all the air out. More extreme than yours sounds, but worth checking.
    a little hole drilled in the thermostat helps it to bleed itself.
  • 25-06-2018, 13:29
    JackGriffin
    Has the truck got a heater? If so, have you run it with the heater on to get fluid all through the system? I just had problems with a car where it had lost all water and despite refilling it, it kept overheating until I ran it with the heater on and got all the air out. More extreme than yours sounds, but worth checking.
  • 25-06-2018, 09:29
    kapri
    If you are only reading 98c at top tank , in this weather , all is good , trust me . With a 13 lb cap on you have another 32' to go before it will push water out and officially overheat.

    So . if you put gaffer tape over your gauge how doe sthe motor sound and feel, like overheating ?
  • 24-06-2018, 22:53
    mygasser
    ohhhhh, i'm with you now
  • 24-06-2018, 22:38
    English Impala
    No, 12 volt gauge and matched sender
  • 24-06-2018, 22:27
    mygasser
    Quote Originally Posted by Nobler View Post
    6v guage
    ???????
  • 24-06-2018, 22:20
    Nobler
    6v guage
  • 21-06-2018, 23:13
    mygasser
    have you checked the valve lash? if a valve is not fully closing that'll make that cylinder run hotter.
  • 21-06-2018, 19:58
    English Impala
    Thanks, looks like I got it right after all
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